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Experiences on placement

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  • Student nurse placement narrative

    Realising your potential as a student nurseSubscription

    7 March, 2017

    Why do student nurses underestimate the positive impact of their work and thus undermine their performance? Student nurse Danielle reflects on this self-defeating habit

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    Preparing for a daunting placementSubscription

    28 February, 2017

    Nervous about starting a placement? A student nurse shares her top tips to prepare for a disconcerting placement

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    'Had I missed out on the bursary, I would have done it anyway'Subscription

    27 February, 2017 By Alan Brownlee

    With just three weeks until he qualifies, student affairs editor Alan, shares his feelings on reaching the end of his placement and some the lessons he’s learnt along the way

  • Student nurse placement narrative

    Student views prompt universities to improve placementsSubscription

    20 February, 2017 By Nicola Merrifield

    Universities have said they are working hard to improve clinical placements, after new analysis of the National Student Survey has revealed the best and worse places for learning in practice according to feedback from trainee nurses.

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    Giving the gift of lifeSubscription

    16 February, 2017

    A family’s difficult decision to pull off life support for their loved one and agree for organ donation left student nurse Sarah feeling touched and amazed by the family’s courage

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    The chaplain is not just for Christmas…Subscription

    14 February, 2017

    Student nurse Karen talks about the rarely acknowledged but important role that hospital chaplains play in multidisciplinary teams serving patients, particularly in specialist palliative care

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    Warning over employer support for apprentice nursesSubscription

    9 February, 2017 By Nicola Merrifield

    A university vice-chancellor has warned employers may not be ready to take on apprentice nurses, because they are already struggling to support student nurses on placements in “highly pressurised” workplaces.

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    ‘Every nurse should experience working in a mental health unit’Subscription

    9 February, 2017

    A paediatric student nurse reflects on her placement experience in an adolescent mental health unit

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    A patient is a member of a familySubscription

    7 February, 2017

    We talk about a holistic approach to care but often fail to provide comfort and support to the people that matter the most to patients; their families

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    ‘Providing care after death is heartening and rewarding’Subscription

    31 January, 2017

    Student nurse Megan recounts her first experience of delivering care after death during her first placement

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